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Corrections Officer Casimiro Maximino Pomales | New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Corrections Officer

Casimiro Maximino Pomales

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch: Friday, January 28, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 22 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Corrections Officer Casimiro Pomales was killed in an automobile accident as he and another officer transported an inmate to a medical appointment.

Officer Pomales was driving a prison van on the New York State Thruway, near Ulster, when it was sideswiped by another car. The impact caused the van to overturn. Officer Pomales, the other officer, and the inmate were transported to Kingston Hospital where Officer Pomales was pronounced dead.

Officer Pomales had served with the New York State Department of Correctional Services for over 22 years and was assigned to the Eastern Correctional Facility. He is survived by his wife and several grown children.

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I didn't know Officer Pomales but today I participated in The Heroes Ride, a bike ride in Montgomery, TX organized by the Texas Wheels of Justice, which raises awareness about Police Officers being killed in the line of duty. Every rider wore the name of one officer who has paid the ultimate price.

I wore Officer Pomales' name on the 50 mile ride and I'm glad I could honor his memory in this very small way.

Bob Rosenberry
October 14, 2017

 

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